Beginner's Chinese

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Ho (language and curriculum, China Institute in New York City) presents a beginner's guide for adults and travelers wishing to learn Mandarin Chinese. Through ten lessons Ho presents the most basic and crucial words and patterns to enable students to begin talking and communicating without being overly focused on the complexities of grammar and vocabulary. The text includes a written guide to pronunciation, but has no companion audio tape or CD. Some aspects of the language (e.g. the importance of tonality in ...
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Ho (language and curriculum, China Institute in New York City) presents a beginner's guide for adults and travelers wishing to learn Mandarin Chinese. Through ten lessons Ho presents the most basic and crucial words and patterns to enable students to begin talking and communicating without being overly focused on the complexities of grammar and vocabulary. The text includes a written guide to pronunciation, but has no companion audio tape or CD. Some aspects of the language (e.g. the importance of tonality in Chinese) may be challenging for a novice language learner without the benefit of an audio aid. No subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Ho (language and curriculum, China Institute in New York City) presents a beginner's guide for adults and travelers wishing to learn Mandarin Chinese. Through ten lessons Ho presents the most basic and crucial words and patterns to enable students to begin talking and communicating without being overly focused on the complexities of grammar and vocabulary. The text includes a written guide to pronunciation, but has no companion audio tape or CD. Some aspects of the language (e.g. the importance of tonality in Chinese) may be challenging for a novice language learner without the benefit of an audio aid. No subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781805667
  • Publisher: Hippocrene Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/1997
  • Language: Chinese
  • Series: Beginner's Foreign Language Series
  • Pages: 150
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.64 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction i
Chinese Language: Its Prominent Features ii
Chinese Phonetics vii
Written Chinese xi
Grammatical Terms Explained xiv
Lesson 1. Greeting 1
Lesson 2. Names 12
Lesson 3. Places 23
Lesson 4. Family 34
Lesson 5. Time 49
Lesson 6. Nationalities and Language 59
Lesson 7. Money and Shopping 71
Lesson 8. Food and Eating 87
Lesson 9. Travel 100
Lesson 10. Weather 114
Glossary 128
Key to the Exercises 140
Pinyin Practice 151
Pinyin-Wade-Giles Cross-referencing 161
Pinyin to Wade-Giles 161
Wade-Giles to Pinyin 163
Resources for Students of Chinese 165
Bibliographic Resources 165
Internet Resources 167
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